HardTech Labs® focuses on creating opportunity in the San Diego/Baja California region by funding startups and managing accelerators in the hardware and biotech industries. We are creating One Ecosystem from Two Cultures™, blending the best of the research and business focus of San Diego with the manufacturing and engineering focus of Baja. HardTech Labs® investing focuses on two areas:
HTL Accelerator is a six-month to one-year program specifically focused on bringing hardware companies to full scale production as rapidly and efficiently as possible. Companies entering the program are funded with the goal of rapidly iterating their design prototype to a production model to achieve a compressed time to market . We achieve this through top-notch development and business mentoring, constant interaction with production engineers in Tijuana, Mexico, and fast iteration at a lower cost. Companies who succeed at this expedited pace will receive additional investment on graduation to bring their product to full scale production.
HTL Biotech funds early-stage biotechnology companies and accelerates product development by offering access to premier researchers and facilities through our agreements with world class universities and research institutions. Our team validates sound, innovative products and concepts in conjunction with researchers from our partner institutions, financing lab work and ensuring viable commercial outcomes. Once validated, we invest additional capital and help arrange additional financing from partner firms in the pharmaceutical, agricultural, food, biotechnology and other industries.